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by k9yli
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: bench or bag tools non standard
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: bench or bag tools non standard

more 'forgots' ////... eyeyball on a stick. Dental mirror. plastic is better if around wireing..
by k9yli
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: bench or bag tools non standard
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: bench or bag tools non standard

I forgot tweezers,, both normal open and clamping type. Hemostats of several sizes.
by k9yli
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: AC power plug and cord
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: AC power plug and cord

We would need a picture or drawing of what yours looks like to see how it different or what might be a common plug/socket arrangement. perhaps it's been modified in the past to a different set up.
by k9yli
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Antenna tuning
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Antenna tuning

An antenna tuner,, technically a transmitter matching device, just makes the near end of the coax or feeder, appear to the radio output as close to 50 ohms . It does nothing to the antenna. If the antenna is way out of resonance for the frequency desired then its still just an atenuator, no matter w...
by k9yli
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: bench or bag tools non standard
Replies: 2
Views: 113

bench or bag tools non standard

Just to stir the mud a bit.. Some ideas on tools you need that you didnt think of.. pipe cleaners,,,,,,Q-tips, ,, small crochet hook to re hook springs, Or ( IBM spring hooks from Seattle Platen),,, shis-ke-bob stick to probe relay contacts while live.. round tooth picks as ckeaning tools,,, dental ...
by k9yli
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: New Ham needs Discriminator Tap on Scanner
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: New Ham needs Discriminator Tap on Scanner

the purpose is to provide signal to an amplifier and then programm decoder to break down coded type signals. you might not hear anything as the level is way too low for a speaker load of only 4 or 8 ohms.
hook input to an amp or directly to your computer to test.
by k9yli
Tue May 01, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: who does repairs on vhf/uhf equipment?
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: who does repairs on vhf/uhf equipment?

questions to answer.. what does the display show if put on 146.520.. is it 146.525 ??? is the +5 offset switch/setup turned on?? How do you know it transmits correctly. be sure and look at the display when transmitting. Everything is worth fixing.. Narrow down the fault as accurate as you can. Then ...
by k9yli
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Can I tune 10,12, 15 and 17 $& 20 m?
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Can I tune 10,12, 15 and 17 $& 20 m?

If you chart out the lengths you will see some multiples of length. 40 and 15 are related.. as are 10 and 20 or 40 and 80. Simpler antenna would be a fan dipole. one feed point, multiple wires cut to length.. Plus a lot of weight for that many traps.. Think separate antennas. An 40/80 trap dipole,(b...
by k9yli
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Goal Zero solar panel connection
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Re: Goal Zero solar panel connection

not familiar with either device. but........ it must be DC and there for 2 wires.. plus and minus.. possibly a third wire which would be frame ground for safety.. figure out the plus side of the panel and plus side of input to controller. wire that and then the other should be minus. if a third wire...
by k9yli
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Southern Tennessee
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Re: Southern Tennessee

That is the equipment you intend to use. I still dont understand the question or concerns..
That kind of equipment is pretty generic.. Why would Tennessee be any different.?
by k9yli
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Southern Tennessee
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Re: Southern Tennessee

I dont live there but amateur radio is OK every where.. more or less.
Just what are your concerns.. mountains,, local laws/zoning.. interference,man made or atmospheric??
be Pacific.........................................
by k9yli
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Cleaning and lubing a roller inductor
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Re: Cleaning and lubing a roller inductor

I would guess electrical grease from electric supply/hardware store, used on aluminum wire connections,, also in auto work.. My suggestion is just rub some on your fingers to make them slightly slick and wipe along the shaft. thus a very thin coat. At a slow speed, not much lub is needed.
by k9yli
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: FT-911A mars/cap mod
Replies: 2
Views: 1299

Re: FT-911A mars/cap mod

Any mars mod should be available from your Mars co-ordinator.. Also,,if Mars uses vhf uhf...
Any other,, suggests use in un-authorized frequencys and is probably why you have had no replys , as most hams will not assist in messing up a prefectly good radio.
by k9yli
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Ham gear
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Ham gear

forgot.. state your location so any local maybe able to help out and also advise on ham fests in the area
by k9yli
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Ham gear
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Ham gear

a local ham fest is a good bet.. also if remote to anywhere, QRZ.COM sale forum. also here on QTH... Eham.net. lastly Craigs list.. be careful of the "" I'll give you a hunnert bucks to take it off your hands::"" people.. Look thru the QRZ sales stuff to try and get a ballpark price on the stuff. re...
by k9yli
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: help with a wrl la-1 amp
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Re: help with a wrl la-1 amp

I didnt check , but if its really a WRL amp then its 30 plus years old. Could be a lot more than weak tubes in it..

no one else answered...6/25
Don
by k9yli
Tue May 16, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: ICM pin out for IC 7200
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: ICM pin out for IC 7200

first off, compare the mic wireing of the 7000 with the 7200 to be sure they are either the same ,
or if different, which wires.
the if necessary, open up the heil mic and wring out the wireing with your ohm meter.
Basic door bell electricity..
by k9yli
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: jupiter mike
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: jupiter mike

you can not just swap mics with out verifying the pin out of the connectors. Especially since electret mics have an 8 volt or so line to power the element. Connecting the wrong pin to the 8 volts would either wipe out the 8 volt supply or put 8 volts somewhere you really dont want it.. Get help with...
by k9yli
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Yaesu ft-727R; Radio Shack Realistic HTX-202
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: Yaesu ft-727R; Radio Shack Realistic HTX-202

the displays have very tiny contacts.. smaller than a pencil line..and close together. if the display gets just a bit twisted or slid sideways the contact will be lost. I would eye ball the display very closely,if your lucky go by the dust rilng around it to see if its moved. I had trouble replacein...
by k9yli
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Heathkit HL-2200
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Re: Heathkit HL-2200

First problem.. get out ;your ohm meter hand ring out the power switch and or wireing to it. That should find the 'turn off' problem.. You didnt mention if you had to 'turn on the switch' after unplugging to get it to power back up..... that could make a difference as to how to troubleshoot. Also to...
by k9yli
Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: radio detectors
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: radio detectors

I don't believe that BS about NSA recording everything. With all the calls and computer users and cell phones in the US it would take a disk farm the size of Connecticut to store it all. And a population the size of Maine to do any searches of what might be of value to some one. And over 90% of the ...
by k9yli
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Tuning 2M Antenna system for HF
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: Tuning 2M Antenna system for HF

the antenna would be only 1/20th of the proper length on 40 meters. a quarter wave on 2 meters is about 19 inches.
a quarter wave on 40 meters about 10 feet. I dont think you could get any tuner to work with that difference.
by k9yli
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: bottom mounted rotor
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: bottom mounted rotor

60 feet of pipe will be rather heavy as an addition for the rotor to turn..
plus you would have to slide the pipe into the tower and then push it up and add another piece..
easier if the tower was put up with the pipe inside already..
by k9yli
Sun May 22, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: radio detectors
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: radio detectors

I'll bite.. what is a ''radio detector' .???? i know of diode detectors and product detectors,slope detectors (for FM)..
be more specific..
by k9yli
Wed May 04, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: add on antennas
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Re: add on antennas

first off is it a dipole configuration?? If so ...do the dipole calculation for the center freq you want to use..(17 is fairly narrow band so it should work all over the band. )) adjust the wire length accurately.. inches count.. also direction.. I find most activity with an antenna northwest/southe...